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200 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-6903
410-687-5994
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • 17
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Outta this world crabcake

My family has been going to Mr Bills for many years. I've been eating crabs since I could walk and have been to pretty much every crab house in town. The crabs here are, by and far, the best. So last night, for the first time, I got a crabcake. I've stopped ordering crabcakes out because I am... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
Jacqueline A
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Phoenix, Maryland, United States
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English first
Phoenix, Maryland, United States
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My family has been going to Mr Bills for many years. I've been eating crabs since I could walk and have been to pretty much every crab house in town. The crabs here are, by and far, the best. So last night, for the first time, I got a crabcake. I've stopped ordering crabcakes out because I am always disappointed.... More 

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Essex
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Crabs are excellent, they use their own seasoning and they are great every time. Highly recommend but be prepared to pay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

So, after many years of people telling me I absolutely HAD to come here because the crabs are amazing I finally gave Mr. Bills a try. This review might be slightly long but I'm breaking it down into several areas of critique: Crabs - We ordered $75 Crabs, the largest they had, and they were hot, fresh, and nice size.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The mashed potatoes were instant the mac n cheese was the powdered mac n cheese no lie couldn't believe I spent $76 for that. Most of the staff were too busy talking to each other to pay attention to the customers or looked at people like they were doing you a favor I'm so sorry heard they have the best... More 

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Baltimore
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

So, let me start with the positives. We were both born and raised in Baltimore and have been eating crabs for our entire lives. These were THE best crabs that I have ever had in my life! They were absolutely perfectly steamed. The meat was firm, glossy, and white, as it should be. Every single crab was heavy, although apparently... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

have been eating here since 1999, met the owner at a Ruth Chris Steakhouse visited his crabhouse 2 weeks later there,s a reason that Orioles & Ravens players eat here ALL the time place is always packed with celebrities & locals reasonable prices,plan on a wait, but it is worth every minute

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Found Bills about three years ago after tiring of the typical touristy spots in Baltimore. Bills is an old fashioned crab house frequented by locals. It is all about the crabs and they are the best that I didn't steam myself. Yes, I grew up in MD and now travel to the area from Boston about four times a year.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I visited Mr. Bills for the first time a couple of weeks ago. The Seasoning is out of this world! Hands down the best crabs I have had in a very long time and I can't wait to go back for more!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

YUMMY crabs. Expensive, though. Just an excellent crab house. I do have to say that Schultz's crab house down the street has better tasting crabs. Sorry, Bill!

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Baltimore, MD
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12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Bill's Terrace Inn is touted to be one of "Baltimore's Best" - NO WAY!! My first (and last) visit to this restaurant, I ordered Cream of Crab Soup - found more shells in the soup than crabmeat & what crabmeat was there was mostly claw meat!! I also ordered 1/2 dozen LARGE steamed crabs & the first one off the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-6903
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: 410-687-5994

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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